Lampranthus multiradiatus (Jacq.) N.E.Brown

Erect-stemmed succulent with spreading branches, slender, 3-angles leaves with translucent dots, and pale pink flowers.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Botanically described as Mesembryanthemum roseum by Willdenow in [Enumerato Plantarum – Willdenow part 1, p.535/1809]. Placed in Lampranthus as Lampranthus roseum by Schwantes in 1938 [Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni. Veg. vol.43, p.230/1938]. Jacquin described Mesembryanthemum multiradiatum in 1809 in his Fragmenta Botanica [Jacquin p.44, t.53/1809] and this plant is now generally considered synonymous with Lampranthus multiradiatus (Jacq.) N.E.Brown [G.C. Ser. III, vol.lxxxvii, no.71, p.212/1930].
Introduced to Britain in 1795.  [JD]. Figured and described in Jacquin’s Fragmenta Botanica as Mesembryanthemum multiradiatum [Jacquin p.44, t.53/1809], the figure used here.

History at Camden Park

Obtained from the Sydney Botanic Garden, 28th October 1846.  [RBGS AB].


Published Oct 10, 2009 - 01:59 PM | Last updated Feb 12, 2012 - 05:01 PM

Figured is a spreading succulent with pale pink, star-like flowers.

Lampranthus multiradiatus (Jacq.) N.E.Brown |Jacquin p.44, t.53/1809 as Mesembryanthemum multiradiatum | BHL


More details about Lampranthus multiradiatus (Jacq.) N.E.Brown
Family Aizoaceae
Region of origin

South Africa

  • Mesembryanthemum roseum Willd.


Common Name

Livingstone daisy

Name in the Camden Park Record

Mesembryanthemum roseum 

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